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Overgrown tree on Widcombe Rise

Reported via mobile in the Trees and woodland category by Mark Hastings at 16:18, Friday 10 September 2021

Sent to Bath and North East Somerset Council 3 days, 23 hours, 19 minutes later. Council ref: 2993028.

Having complained about this in previous years I am disappointed to report that this tree has grown further and now hangs significantly over our wall.

It also blocks the natural light not only for us but also for those on Gordon Road.

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  • Thank you for your report, it will be reviewed by the appropriate team.

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Systems Team at 16:18, Friday 10 September 2021

  • We've looked into this report and are investigating the issue.
    We will update this report once we decide what action to take.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Systems Team at 11:28, Monday 13 September 2021

  • We've passed this report to another team in the council. They will carry out any further work needed. Sometimes it can take a little longer as a result.

    We'll update this report once we've decide what action to take.

    Category changed from ‘Overhanging Vegetation’ to ‘Trees and woodland’

    State changed to: Open

    Posted by Bath and North East Somerset Council at 15:37, Tuesday 14 September 2021

  • The tree was inspected in September 2020 and routine works were identified to prune back the canopy from adjacent properties. However, due to the high volume of safety critical tree work that it is essential that the council carries out and only has very limited capacity to do, this work is not a high priority as it is not needed in the interest of public safety. There are Tree FAQs on the council's website regarding information on trees on adjacent land that would be helpful to you in understanding a neighbours rights in relation to trees. This is also a small to medium sized species of tree and is to the north of Laburnum so will not cause direct shading of the house or garden for the majority of the day.

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Bath and North East Somerset Council at 09:56, Friday 17 September 2021

  • State changed to: Closed

    Updated by Bath and North East Somerset Council at 09:53, Wednesday 22 September 2021

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